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We just celebrated the solemnity of the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist and it struck me how people who don’t want to hear the truth will actually go to the extreme of killing the messenger to try to stop the message.

These past weeks we saw how the well-oiled, pro-RH Bill machinery tried to ignite their own firestorm around Senator Tito Sotto’s expose, on the link between the Pro-Reproductive Health Bill lobby in the Philippines and the foreign Pro-Abortion funders giving hundreds of millions to push for the passage of this bill.

So who is behind the smear campaign?

“Blogger” who launched smear attack vs Sotto is on abortion campaigner’s payroll

Media: Co-opted by the well-oiled RH lobby and PR machinery

In a series of three speeches, Sen Sotto narrated how they lost their first child which he and his wife attribute directly to her continued use of contraceptive pills (OCP) while a breakthrough pregnancy happened. (A breakthrough pregnancy may occur even while using OCP’s and women don’t realize it until weeks after)

The second part of Sen. Sotto’s speech turned to the symbiotic relationship between local NGO’s and their pro-abortion foreign funders.

Read it here:

The Road to Legalized Abortion

The Road to Legalized Abortion, Part 2

Rather than address the issue the Pro-Abortion-RH Bill lobby group connection, they started a character assassination of the senator. In case you missed it, Sen. Sotto had failed to specifically acknowledge a source from where he got the information used in his speech and in one instance mis-attributed it to another source.  The pro-RH lobbyists and their media lackeys never tackled the substance of the speech but instead harked on the plagiarism issue. It even backfired on them since the principal author of the RH Bill in the senate, Pia Cayetano, has also been shown to have plagiarized sources in her website which was very quickly taken down and re-formatted.

Pia Cayetano: Look who plagiarized, too

Pia’s website covers up evidence of plagiarism

Sotto’s reply is as follows:

“Ako yata ang kauna-unahang senador ng Pilipinas na naging biktima ng cyber-bullying. Mula sa blogs, Facebook, at Twitter, ginawa akong sentro ng mga mapanira at malisyosong atake ng iba’t ibang tao, lalo pa ng mga sumusuporta sa RH Bill. Bahagi siguro ito ng kanilang istratehiya, lalo pa’t may milyun-milyon silang pondo. ‘If you can’t kill the message, kill the messenger’. Mukhang ganito ang ginagawa ng aking mga detractors…

…Nakakapagtaka lang po na walang mga sagot akong nadinig sa aking mga punang ibinato laban sa RH Bill, tulad ng mga sumusunod: Na ang RH Bill ay labag sa ating saligang batas na nagtatakda ng proteksyon sa mga batang ‘di pa naipapanganak magmula sa pagkabuo o conception; Na ang RH Bill ay makasasama sa kalusugan ng mga babaeng buntis at sa mga magiging anak nila; Na ang RH Bill ay di na kailangan sapagka’t ginagawa na ito ng Department of Health; Na ang RH Bill ay malaking gastos para sa bayan sa halip na magamit ito sa mga paaralan, ospital at mga gamot; Na ang RH Bill ay di naaayon sa ating kultura…

…Para sa mga naninira at humuhusga sa akin sa Facebook, Twitter, blog at pati na rin sa diyaryo, ito po ang masasabi ko. Kahit mukha akong walang pinag-aralan kung ikukumpara sa mga pinag-aralan nila at hindi kasing dunong nila, ang mahalaga ay ang ipinaglalaban ko. Malinis po ang hangarin ko na ipaglaban ang sanktidad ng buhay. Naniniwala po ako na kahit kailanman, wala kahit isa sa atin ang may karapatan na ipagkait itong mundong ating ginagalawan. Ito po ay hindi sa atin.”

Read the commentary here:

Sotto: Online critics can’t answer issues vs RH bill

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